Color of happiness

Red Balloon


Adelaide City Street Scene


The Colour red 

associated with sacrifice, danger and courage  heat, fire,beauty,activity, passion, sexuality, anger, love, and joy. In many Asian cultures, it is the color of happiness !

What does it mean to you ?


21 thoughts on “Color of happiness

  1. I have been investigating red myself recently, and asking that same question, I think it is fascinating how colours change their significance and symbolism across different cultures. For me personally, I tend to use red in paintings wnen I am ‘ fired up’ , either with great energy and enthusiasm, or occassionally with anger. It also symbolises blood and sacrifice and death to my mind. However, contradictarily, I find that red is a brilliant acce t colour, as you have demonstrated so well in your photo, and as has been used in films spectacularly effectively eg in Schindlers List and Dont Look Now 🙂

  2. Lollipops….red to me means lollipops. My kids love the red ones–that is their favorite. So, red makes me happy to think of their happy, sticky, red faces. 🙂

  3. Love this Michael. so different than your posts. I live in a red room, it is one of my favorite colors and denotes warmth, love and passion!

    • Kathryn, thank you, it is always nice to be surrounded by warmth, love and passion. Its amazing how colours can evoke emotions in us all and red is certainly a colour that can do that.
      Have a great day 🙂

      • I sure will and you do the same. Thanks for perusing my blog 🙂

  4. I tried to post this comment “I am so, so sorry to read this! I wondered where he was but thought perhaps a hiatus. His comments were always uplifting and kind. Dear man. ” but it seems that the comments are closed. He was such a kind, creative man !

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